AT&T GoPhone Samsung I827 Galaxy Appeal, Black

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AT&T GoPhone Samsung I827 Galaxy Appeal, Black
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Samsung Galaxy Appeal will be AT&T's first eco-friendly, side-slider smartphone to enter the GoPhone portfolio. Featuring Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), appeal provides the style and functionality of a smartphone, without the commitment of an annual contract. The bright, 3.2" capacitive touchscreen allows you to view and take pictures and videos from your 3MP camera and QVGA video recorder. Appeal is packed with plenty of tools to help keep you organized and offers the flexibility to customize your home screens with downloaded apps and widgets from the Android Market. You can take customization one step further by using Appeal to download your favorite music, apps, games and books.

About this item

Samsung Galaxy Appeal will be AT&T's first eco-friendly, side-slider smartphone to enter the GoPhone portfolio. Featuring Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), appeal provides the style and functionality of a smartphone, without the commitment of an annual contract. The bright, 3.2" capacitive touchscreen allows you to view and take pictures and videos from your 3MP camera and QVGA video recorder. Appeal is packed with plenty of tools to help keep you organized and offers the flexibility to customize your home screens with downloaded apps and widgets from the Android Market. You can take customization one step further by using Appeal to download your favorite music, apps, games and books.


AT&T GoPhone Samsung I827 Galaxy Appeal:

  • GSM Quad Band EDGE
  • Tri-Band HSDPA/UMTS 7.2bps
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS
  • Qualcomm 7225A with 800MHz processor
  • Display: 3.2" HVGA full touchscreen with side-sliding keyboard
  • Email: Gmail, POP3/IMAP, MS Exchange
  • Text, picture and video messaging
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11b/g/n
  • 1300 mAh lithium-ion battery
  • 3MP camera with 3x zoom and video recorder
  • Audio and video players
  • Stereo Bluetooth v3.0
  • Mobile web browsing
  • MicroSD support up to 32GB
  • 3.5mm headset jack
  • Charger Support: Micro USB
  • Talk Time: Up to 7 hours
  • Standby Time: Up to 12 days, 12 h
  • Dimensions: 4.41" x 2.27" x 0.56"
  • Preloaded AT&T Apps: AT&T Navigator, AT&T Social Net, AT&T U-verse Live TV, YPmobile, AT&T Mobile Care

Specifications

Service Carrier: AT&T
Multi Pack Indicator: No
Battery Type: Lithium Ion
Model No.: I827
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.85
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 3.46 x 1.73 x 0.8
Assembled in Country of Origin: Imported
Origin of Components: Imported
Walmart No.: 550495703
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Great for the price
10/9/2012

Customer review by Jeslyn061

4.0 stars 10/9/2012 by Jeslyn061
by Jeslyn061

First off I just want to say that all those people who wrote reviews saying that the phone is great with the exception of the battery life might either have way to high expectations or are just unfamiliar with how smartphones work. It even states in the description that the talk time is about 7 hours. This is talk time not app time. When you have apps running your battery will not last as long also other things to take into consideration is "live" wallpapers. The wallpapers that move and have motion to them drain your battery as well. Remember to turn on the energy saver on your phone and it should last all day with average app time. (Also the charger is a USB cable so I just take my cord to work with me just in case so I can plug it into my computer if I need too. So PLEASE don't base your judgement of this phone strictly on the battery life as all smartphones will have this issue. Also please don't take to heart the the things about them freezing and shutting off on you. This is not my first smartphone and they all will do this if they are not shut off every once in awhile. Remember this phones are technically small computers and need to be shut down and updated. If you do not shut your phone off for at least a few minutes your phone will shut down on you and can even freeze. Sometimes it is actually errors and can be a defect but most smartphones will do this if not shut down. Now onto my actual review (I just needed to get that off my chest). This phone is great it does everything that I need and want it too plus more. For a longtime I didn't want to touch certain things because I didn't know what they did and that phones could even do things like make and share PowerPoint presentations (it does!!!). I finally relaxed a little and played around with the phone and it has all kind of cool stuff. It comes preinstalled with all the "major" apps you would want like facebook and Google Play. Even the touch screen keyboard (if you don't want to use the pull down qwerty keyboard) is easy to use. Sometimes these keyboards can be touchy or the buttons to small so you hit buttons you don't want to... not this phone (though I do have fairly small fingers). My old touch screen didn't have the pull down keyboard and it was so hard to text (which is what I primarily do) but I find I don't use the pull down keyboard all the time with this phone which is nice to be able to do. I really love this phone. I bought this phone to use on my Straight Talk service (you need to by the supporting SIM Card to use ST with this phone). I bought the SIM card slide it into the phone called ST and with in minutes I was all set. And the awesome thing about that is if you buy another AT&T phone all you need to do is slide the card out of this phone and place it into the new phone and you are all set to go without having to call and reactivate with a new card. Make sure to follow the instructions on the SIM Card package as to how to set up your internet if using this phone for ST as the phones Mobile Web will be set up for AT&T and not ST and will not work until you add a new APN. The only downside to this phone is the lower left side is slightly shakey. It will wiggle when you apply pressure so slide your finger to hard along the bottom. If you shake the the phone back and fourth it doesn't slide so it's not that the phone is broken it's just not as tight on the bottom. I was not aware of this when I bought the phone and when I noticed it I returned the phone within the 15 days to exchange it for another one (of the same phone) and when I received that phone it was the same way. This is just the phone so please do not be alarmed. This will happen anyway with all Qwerty Keyboard phones as they loosen over time. But honestly that is the only bummer to this phone... everything else works great one it and it does everything that I would want it to. The screen is large enough and clear and has lot of cool features. Other than the Wobble to the bottom I am VERY pleased with this purchase so far.

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Jeslyn061
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:18 - 24
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Female
Usage:Every day
Great value in an Android smartphone
7/21/2012

Customer review by KatyTechGuy

5.0 stars 7/21/2012 by KatyTechGuy
by KatyTechGuy

The Bad: You may have battery life problems with some of the i827 phones, so if you do, take it back within 15 days (Walmart's return policy) and exchange it for another i827. My first i827 went from 100% charged to 30% charged within 6 hours without any use - standby the entire time with all the power-saving features enabled. I assumed the problem was the battery, but you can't get a replacement battery yet since the phone is so new. I returned my first i827 and got another i827, which has great battery life - going from 100% charged to 60% charged over 3 days with light-medium use for calls, texts and internet use. The second i827 also had all power-saving features enabled. The Good: The i827 has all the feaures I wanted in a prepaid smartphone. It has great internet browsing capability with a full HTML browser that allows you to expand and minimize the web page displayed. Texting is versatile with vertical and horizontal touchscreen keypads and a slide-out physical keypad. For answering calls, you can configure the phone to allow answering by touching the Home touchkey at the bottom of the phone. Most Android phones require you to answer by swiping the Answer touchscreen symbol horizontally on the phone, which I consider to be unsafe to do when driving. I really like the extensive configuration options that this phone provides! One disappointment has to do with AT&T, which doesn't allow you to do Wi-Fi tethering with a prepaid plan, even though the phone has this function built into it. The phone does have the ability to function as a USB modem to connect your laptop/tablet to the internet, but I haven't tried that yet. This phone is a great value for a prepaid Android smartphone - I recommend that you try it.

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KatyTechGuy
Katy, Texas
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:55 - 64
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
Phone is fast,.,,,
7/20/2012

Customer review by travellor1138

5.0 stars 7/20/2012 by travellor1138
by travellor1138

The touchscreen is incredibly responsive and it downloads Android apps very well. The tone quality is excellent and it is very fast on the internet and WiFi. It has a full package of features. The screen is a little stingy in size, but this is the best value for this price we could find.

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travellor1138
Indianapolis, IN
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:55 - 64
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Female
Usage:Every day
Awesome phone and and even better plan.
10/14/2012

Customer review by jimmm22

5.0 stars 10/14/2012 by jimmm22
by jimmm22

My first smartphone, and ATT has hit it out of the ballpark with this phone. I can surf the web via wi fi for free, unlimted text and 250 minutes per month, all for $25. Add data for another $25, or just add data for a month or two if you're going on a trip or something. If I need more minutes I can buy another $25 card and use them over 90 days before they expire. Tired of paying high monthly cell phone fees or being locked in for 2 years? ATT go phones might be your ticket. I looked at all the other carriers and ATT had the best deal by far. The only downside about any carriers prepaids is you may not have coverage in certain remote locations where they share towers with each other for monthly subscribers - no sharing for prepaid customers, only your carrier. On the off chance I go to tinytown Nebraska without ATT towers, I'll figure it out then, saving money like crazy until then. What I love about this phone is it's one of the few smartphones with a keyboard. My big paws don't do well with virutal keys, although sometimes I used them on this phone. Had it about 3 months and love it more every day. Battery life was poor the first day but Samsung had me do a reset and I now get what I should, 1-2 days on a charge. Burner phones used to be for "those people" but they're going mainstream now, as people realize they don't need unlimited minutes and don't need to pay $80 to look up a movie time on a date plan twice a month. Full facebook integration with this phone, remembers my wi fi spots so I don't need to pick everytime, Google Play - formerly android market, and all the bells and whistles if you need them. I was suprised how solid this phone is considering subsidized smartphones with 2 year plans seem to be $400 if you buy them outright. Bought this phone at Walmart because I could have returned it within two weeks if I didn't like it, whereas ATT wants a restock fee. Took it to ATT and they ported over my number, transferred contacts, and set everything up. Awesome customer service. Touchscreen works good, ringtones and settings great, just can't say enough!

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jimmm22
Minneapolis, MN
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:45 - 54
Ownership:2 - 3 months
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
Good quality for the price.
7/7/2012

Customer review by BettyBoopI

4.0 stars 7/7/2012 by BettyBoopI
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I like the size, functionality & the pull down keyboard.

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BettyBoopI
TN
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:55 - 64
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Female
Usage:Every day
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